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stridor

high-pitched, harsh, adventitious breath sound by swelling or spasm of the larynx

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nas/o

nose

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pneum/o

air, lung

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pneumon/o

air; lung

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laryng/o

larynx (voice box)

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sept/o

septum

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lob/o

lobe

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spir/o

breathe

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crackle

abnormal respiratory sound hear on auscultation; caused by exudates, spasms, hyperplasia, or moisture-filled aveoli

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-ptysis

spitting

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bronchi/o

bronchus (bronchi)

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pleurisy

inflammation of the pleural membrane

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pneumoconiosis

disease caused by inhaling dust particles; coal dust, stone dust, and asbestos

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tonsill/o

tonsils

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-phonia

voice

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hypoxia

oxygen deficiency in body tissues

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ox/o

oxygen

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trache/o

trachea (windpipe)

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rhin/o

nose

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pulmon/o

lung

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coryza

acute inflammation of the membranes of the nose

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thorac/o

chest

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pharyng/o

pharynx (throat)

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phren/o

diaphragm, mind

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epiglott/o

epiglottis

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rhonchus

abnormal breath sound heard on auscultation of an obstructed airway

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epitaxis

nasal hemorrhage (nosebleed)

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anthrac/o

coal, coal dust

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pleur/o

pleura

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pector/o

chest

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wheeze

whistling or signing sound heard on auscultation that results from narrowing of the lumen of the respiratory pathway

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thoracentesis

surgical puncture and drainage of the pleural cavity

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cyan/o

blue

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alveol/o

alveolus; air sac

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hypoxemia

oxygen deficiency in arterial blood; respiratory impairment

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-osmia

smell

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ox/i

oxygen

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bronch/o

bronchus (bronchi)

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-capnia

carbon dioxide

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steth/o

chest

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eu-

good, normal

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sinus/o

sinus, cavity

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coni/o

dust

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-thorax

chest

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atel/o

incomplete, imperfect

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-pnea

breathing

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anosmia

absence of the sense of smell

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adenoid/o

adenoids

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oximetry

noninvasive method of monitoring the % of hemoglobin saturated with oxygen

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atelectasis

collapsed or airless state of the lung; acute or chronic

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antral lavage

washing or irrigating of the paranasal sinuses to remove mucopurulent material

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orth/o

straight